The discovery of oncogenes, in confirmation of a longstanding hypothesis, has revolutionised our entire understanding of carcinogenesis such that it is now mandatory for all clinicians and pathologists to have some understanding of the subject. In view of the difficulties experienced by clinicians in gain-ing access to current literature and keeping up with a fast-moving subject, this brief review is presented as a summary of the most salient points.
KeywordsViral Oncogene Rous Sarcoma Virus Avian Leukosis Virus Abnormal Product Cellular Oncogene
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